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Rajapaksa to return to Sri Lanka next week
The former Sri Lankan president will arrive in his homeland on Aug 24, local broadcaster Newsfirst reports
New Zealand rains, floods force evacuation of 200 homes
Around 70 homes in Nelson, at the north of the South Island, and a further 140 homes on the West Coast were evacuated
Mirsharai crash: Probe blames gateman, microbus driver
As many as 13 people died after a train collided with a microbus at a level crossing in Mirsharai
Myanmar junta hits back at ASEAN
The country’s military leadership accuses the group of Southeast Asian countries of caving to ‘external pressure’ for excluding its generals from regional gatherings
Dubai airport sees passenger travel surge
The Middle East hub could see monthly passenger traffic return to pre-pandemic levels in the latter half of next year, the operator of Dubai International Airport says
Germany, Israel condemn Palestinian president's Holocaust remark
During a visit to Berlin on Tuesday, Abbas accused Israel of committing "50 Holocausts" in response to a question
Echoes of dire 1970s in today's Britain
Like almost 50 years ago, Britain today faces double-digit inflation driven by soaring energy costs that will financially cripple the most vulnerable households
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News in photos: August 17 2022
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